There’s one month to go in the countdown for the Presteigne Digital Festival, which will take place from Friday, August 24, to Thursday, August 27.

This comes as organisers of the annual Presteigne Festival announced that they would have to cancel this year’s event because of the pandemic. However, the decision was made to keep the event alive online.

Presteigne Digital will feature eight specially filmed chamber concerts which will be available to view both during and after the event.

These will feature Joseph Phibbs, Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade, Emma-Ruth Richards, Amelia Clarkson, composers Martin Butler and Tarik O’Regan, and Robin Haigh.

There will also be three literary events filmed in and around Presteigne.

Other artists performing include: Carducci String Quartet, Clare Hammond, Tim Horton, Mathilde Milwidsky, Amy Dickson, Bradley Smith, Oliver Wass - harpist, Christopher Good and the Nova Music ensemble.

There will be even more artists and details revealed soon on

It’s been the first time in 38 years that the event has had to be called off in its usual form. Organisers have fears for the festival’s future, despite support, as it could lose at much as £24,000 in ticket sales.

“The festival is extremely grateful to many of its grant funders and individual patrons for agreeing to maintain financial support at this difficult time.

“These alternative projects, and the 2021 Festival, would be impossible to realise without their understanding,” the organisers said.

As well as the Digital Festival, another event has been planned for the end of November: the Presteigne Winter Festival Weekend.